Bedzhamov's flotilla: Forbes found the Vneshprombank shareholder's yachts

One of the yachts belonging to the President of the Russian Federation of Bobsleigh, who fled to Monaco, could cost him $73 million
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Forbes was able to find three boats escaped from Russia to Monaco, who was arrested in absentia in Moscow, co-owner and head of the collapsed Vneshprombank Russian Federation of Bobsleigh George Bedzhamova. As it turned out a gem flotilla Bedzhamova is shestidesyatishestimetrovaya yacht Ester III (a displacement of 1350 tons), which was made on one of the best shipyards in the world of German Lurssen and launched in 2014.

His name was in honor of the yacht Bedzhamova daughter - Esther. The yacht can comfortably in six luxury cabins accommodate 12 people and also it has a gym, a helicopter pad, a spa and swimming pool. The design of the boat - the most expensive in the history of Lurssen. It is decorated with precious wood, gold and bronze elements. Ester III was a finalist of many prestigious awards and winner yacht Monaco Yacht Show Awards 2015 prize for interior design, which was carried out by Reymond Langton Design. According to the geo-services, Ester III was moored in the Monte Carlo harbor.

The cost of such boats could reach up to $ 1.1 million per square meter (about $ 72.6 million), told the publication Managing Partner THR Marine Construction Management Peter Wilson.

Ester III & mdash; not only boat Bedzhamova, he was the owner of at least another two boats with a similar name - Ester and Ester II. First tridtsatipyatimetrovaya boat made in 2007, the Italian shipyard Falcon and by the standards of billionaires refers to non-prestigious. Bedzhamov tried to sell it. Ester II (51 m) was manufactured by Codecasa Shipyards and put up for sale for $ 15.8 million.

Also yachts Bedzhamov also owns two aircraft - Dassault Falcon 900 and Gulfstream G550, sources say Forbes.

According to project manager Dmitry BizavNews Petrochenko, the value of Dassault Falcon 900 LX starts at $ 42mln, and the Gulfstream G550 - from $ 55 million.

In addition Bedzhamov owns 33% of the elite five-star hotel Badrutt's Palace Hotel in Switzerland overlooking Lake St. Moritz, as well as apartments in Paris, London, New York, Israel and Latvia, the houses in the south of France and in Italy, shop in Monaco and wine bar Wine Palace. In which, by the New York Times, and he was last seen.

Sources Forbes claimed to have received the property of the bank creditors will not be easy - boats, planes and real estate pledged for loans to European banks. "As a general rule forLair of the lender always has priority over other creditors with foreclosure on the collateral. It can be considered "priority" creditor, but in some jurisdictions, investors or bank employees will also be able to claim some part of the asset. Similarly, we can say only based on the fact in any jurisdiction laid asset "- says partner Tertychny Law Ivan Tertychnyi. At the same time, he said, if we assume, the yacht is registered and incorporated, for example, in Panama, and is actually located on the Cote d'Azur, you will solve the problem even more difficult.

At the end of last year Vneshprombank who controlled Bedzhamov and his sister, the bank's president Larissa Marcus, the problems started. First, the bank's clients are faced with difficulties in obtaining deposits, and the bank has been disconnected from the system of banking electronic payments. December 18 the Central Bank appointed interim administration in Vneshprombank six months, explaining the decision sharp decline in bank's own funds and a violation of one of the regulations of the Central Bank December 21, Marcus was in jail on suspicion of fraud in particular torupnom size.

A month later - on January, 21 - the bank's license was revoked. After the revocation of the license of the Central Bank, the bank acknowledged that the bank's management has built a "reporting system rigged on the basis of primary documents, including statements of the correspondent accounts of non-resident banks, credit profiles of customers, transactions on the accounts of customers." "Hole" (the excess of liabilities over assets) in equity Vneshprombank rose to 210.1 billion from 187.4 billion rubles as a result of the currency revaluation, reported recently deputy chairman of the Bank of Russia Mikhail Sukhov.

Tens of billions of rubles was placed BIG "Rosneft", "Rosneftegas", "Transneft", the Olympic Committee of Russia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Gazprom" structure, the Ministry of Defense, the Orthodox Church and Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port.

In addition to them nearly 30 billion rubles in the bank kept VIP-investors. Among the clients were relatives of high-ranking civil servants: the wife of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak Natalia Kvacheva relatives Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, son of the head of "Transneft" Nikolay Tokarev Andrey Bolotov, kinshipCENI member of the board of directors of "Transneft" Artur Chilingarov and others.

The court in absentia arrest co-owner Vneshprombank Bedzhamova
Forbes, 16.03.2016

A court in Moscow arrested in absentia co-owner Vneshprombank, head of the Federation of Bobsleigh George Bedzhamova on charges of fraud, reported on Wednesday the agency TASS referring to the press-secretary of the Tver Court of Anastasia Dzyurko capital. She said that the court granted the petition of the investigation and issued a warrant for arrest in absentia Bedzhamova more February 5, 2016. This decision is challenged in a higher court. The appeal will be considered by the Moscow City Court on March 21.

agency law enforcement source said that Bedzhamovu absentia charged with an offense under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Russian Criminal Code ( "Fraud"), and he put on the international wanted list.

Forbes Sources earlier reported that Bedzhamov is in Monaco and can ask for political asylum in a European country.

Forbes was able to find three yachts Bedzhamova. ones they could do a fugitive banker at $ 73 million.

Bedzhamov owns 22.91% of the company "Promstroiproekt", which owns 3.2% of shares Vneshprombank. He is the brother of the president and co-owner Vneshprombank Larissa Marcus, who was arrested on December 22 on suspicion of fraud. Markus directly owns 7.5% of the bank. She also owns 23.53% of shares of "Promstroiproekt".

December 18, 2015 the Central Bank introduced a temporary administration Vneshprombank for six months, and from December 22 of the same year - a three-month moratorium on satisfaction of creditors' claims. January 21 the Bank of Russia revoked Vneshprombank license to conduct banking activities.

February 29 the Central Bank began an internal investigation Vneshprombank activities. Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko expressed the need for the results of the official investigation to bring to a serious responsibility, "someone from the Central Bank."

Bedzhamov since 2010 he headed the Federation of Bobsleigh and Skeleton Russia. In 2014, after the Olympic Games in Sochi, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for the successful performance of the Russian bobsleigh and skeletonist, sfought four medals.